Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Justice Center research cited in Dept of Justice guide to prevent gender bias in law enforcement response

In December 2015, the Department of Justice released a guide for law enforcement to address the issue of gender bias in law enforcement response to sexual assault and domestic violence.

The guide, "Identifying and Preventing Gender Bias in Law Enforcement Response to Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence," cites a 2011 study by Dr. André Rosay, Justice Center Director; Dr. Darryl Wood, Justice Center affiliate faculty, Washington State University, Vancouver; Dr. Marny Rivera, Justice Center faculty; Greg Postle, M.A., Justice Center research staff; and Katherine TePas, M.A., then with the Alaska Office of the Governor.

The study is titled Investigation and Prosecution of Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence and Stalking , and the DOJ guide notes, "A swift and meaningful criminal justice response to violence against women and LGBT individuals is critical for preventing further victimization..."